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The Download: "No Jokes" at WB?

4:08 PM 8/31/2014 by Binh Ngo
Warner Bros.
Supposedly, the failure of Green Lantern at the box office has made Warner Bros. wary about including levity in its superhero movies. We talk about that and more on this week's Download.

What's Popping: 'Star Wars: Episode VII,' 'Doctor Strange,' 'Underworld,' 'Blade Runner 2,' 'Inferno'

11:59 PM 8/29/2014 by Binh Ngo
Doctor Strange
After taking a short break to allow Harrison Ford to heal up, Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production, and the movie still expected to make its release date on December 18, 2015.

New in Theaters: 'The November Man' and 'As Above/So Below'

7:02 PM 8/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
The November Man
The dog days of summer are still upon us as evidenced by this week's releases. New in theaters this Labor Day weekend are Relativity Media's The November Man and Universal's As Above/So Below. Let's see how these two will fare at the box office. In The November Man, Pierce Brosnan plays an ex-CIA operative who is pulled back into the game to protect a witness (Olga Kurylenko) and work with his former protégé (Luke Bracey) to unravel a conspiracy within the spy agency.

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production

6:31 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
SW
Even before Harrison Ford accidentally shut down production on Star Wars: Episode VII by getting his leg crushed on the Millennium Falcon, speculation ran rampant regarding director J.J. Abrams' rumored reluctance to meet or agree to Disney's demands for a December 2015 release date. Once Ford was laid up for weeks, many wondered whether the studio might be forced to bump the highly anticipated follow-up to 1983's Return of the Jedi.

Joaquin Phoenix Reportedly in "Final Talks" for 'Doctor Strange'

6:21 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
Joaquin Phoenix
Hey, remember when Joaquin Phoenix fooled a bunch of people into thinking he was going to retire from acting to pursue a career in rap? Ha, ha, ha! If he'd followed that up by telling everyone he wanted to star in a movie about the Marvel Comics hero Doctor Strange, it would have seemed like another piece of insane performance art, but here we are in 2014, and Joaquin Phoenix starring in Marvel's Doctor Strange movie appears to be all but a done deal.

'Seventh Son' Debuts New Trailer, Still Seems Kind of Sad

6:09 PM 8/28/2014 by Jeff Giles
Seventh Son
It's been bumped so many times that we'd honestly kind of forgotten it hadn't actually come out, but no -- Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore's The Seventh Son is still on the Universal schedule, where it's currently slated to come out on (long pause) February 6, 2015.

'Underworld' Gets Rebooted

12:51 PM 8/28/2014 by Binh Ngo
Underworld
Underworld: Awakening was released just two years ago and was the highest grossing movie in the series, but Lakeshore Entertainment feels it's time to give the franchise the good old reboot, THR has learned. Cory Goodman has been hired to write the script.

'X-Men: First Class' Writers Penning Looney Tunes Movie

7:17 PM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Looney Tunes
X-Men: First Class screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz are penning the untitled live-action/CGI Looney Tunes movie over at Warner Bros., THR has learned. The duo are also writing the Power Rangers movie for Lionsgate. Steve Carell is attached to star and his Crazy Stupid Love directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are in early talks to helm.

Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins Joining New Line's 'Vacation' Reboot

12:46 PM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins
New Line's Vacation reboot has cast Rusty Griswold's two sons. They will be played by Skyler Gisondo (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Steele Stebbins (A Haunted House 2). The movie stars Ed Helms as Rusty, with Christina Applegate as his wife, Debbie. The new Vacation will find a grown up Rusty taking his whole family on a road trip to Walley World, just as his father had done when he was young.

Dan Brown's 'Inferno' Shooting Next April

8:35 AM 8/27/2014 by Binh Ngo
Robert Langdon
The big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's Inferno is shooting next April, Deadline has learned. Tom Hanks will be back to play Robert Langdon, and Ron Howard will also return to direct. Set mainly in Italy and Istanbul, Inferno is the fourth book in Brown's Langdon series in which our intrepid symbologist is trying to stop the unleashing of a plague that would wipe out most of the world's population.

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